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THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS DIVISION

Standard Specification For Internal And External Painting Of University Buildings



PAGE CLAUSE NO. INDEX
1 0.01 Specification
1 0.02 Hours of Work
1 0.03 General Painting Procedure
2 0.04 Removal of Fittings
2 0.05 Method of Application
2 0.06 Sub-contracting and Piece Work
2 0.07 Painting Materials
3 0.08 Materials and Workmanship
3 0.09 Commencement of Work
3 0.1 Notice to Occupiers of Building
3 0.11 Responsibility & Protection of Buildings
3 0.12 Cleaning Up
4 0.13 Repairs
4 0.14 Colour Schedules
4 0.15 Existing Woodwork
5 0.16 New Woodwork
5 0.17 Walls
6 0.18 Ceilings
7 0.19 Cement Rendered Floors
8 0.2 Metalwork (Existing)
8 0.21 Metalwork (New)
8 0.22 Previously Painted Galvanised Iron and Aluminium Roof Sheeting
9 0.23 New (Including Unpainted) Galvanised Iron and Aluminium Roof Sheeting
10 0.24 Compressed Fibre Cement Roof Sheeting (Previously Painted)
10 0.25 New (Including Unpainted) Compressed Fibre Cement Roof Sheeting
11 0.26 Compressed Fibre Cement Wall Sheeting (Previously Painted)
11 0.27 New (Including Unpainted) Compressed
12 0.28 Masonite, Caneite, Fibrous Plaster, Gyprock and similar
12 0.29 Mould Infected Areas Internal and External
12 0.3 Re-Puttying of Window Glazing




SPECIFICATION 1.01

Tenderers are to note that this Specification is general and covers various types of buildings and conditions that may be encountered in quoting.

Only those sections which are applicable to the particular buildings will apply in each case.

Tenderers are advised to read the Specification carefully before quoting.




HOURS OF WORK 1.02

Customary working hours in the ACT are 7.30 a.m. to 12 noon and 12.42 p.m. to 4.12 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive.

Approval to work on a Saturday, Sunday, Rostered day off or on a Public Holiday will not be granted except in an emergency, and only with the prior written approval of the Superintendent.

Except as otherwise agreed the cost of any supervision which the Superintendent considers necessary as a result of approved work performed outside customary working hours, will not be a charge against the Contractor.




GENERAL PAINTING PROCEDURE 1.03

All areas not specified to be painted shall be protected and paint shall not be mixed on any floor or paved area without proper protection of the property.

The Contractor shall give at least 24 hours notice to the Superintendent of his intention to commence each operation in the preparation of the surfaces, i.e. stopping, priming, undercoating and finishing. EACH OPERATION MUST BE INSPECTED AND APPROVED BEFORE THE NEXT IS COMMENCED.

Each successive paint coat shall be applied in a different tint suitable for the finishing tint which shall be as directed by the Superintendent.

The whole of the preparation work shall be completed and approved before the painting or colouring is commenced.

Any smoke or grease shall be washed off with an approved cleaning agent.

Where a detergent is used in cleaning down, surfaces MUST be thoroughly washed down with clean water.

Painting shall not be done in unsuitable weather or in any weather which the Superintendent considers unsuitable, oral notice of which will be conveyed to the Contractor.




REMOVAL OF FITTINGS 1.04

The Contractor shall allow for removal of all fittings, doors, furniture and similar as necessary before painting and shall refix the same in their original positions upon completion of painting with a minumum of inconvenience to the tenants.




METHOD OF APPLICATION 1.05

Paint shall be applied by means of quality hand brush or roller application.

Spray painting will not be permitted and shall not be allowed for in this Quotation. The Contractor may apply after acceptance of his Quotation for permission to use a spray, provided he can prove satisfactory application to the Superintendent.




SUB-CONTRACTING AND PIECE WORK 1.06

Contractors shall not sub-contract any part or parts of the work or let any part or parts of the work out to piece work without the written approval of the Superintendent.




PAINTING MATERIALS 1.07

Contractors shall state with their quotation the name of the paint manufacturer and products it is proposed to use in this Contract.

No departure from these nominated materials will be allowed under any circumstances without the prior approval in writing of the Superintendent.

Detection of the use of materials other than those specified and approved by the Superintendent, or the use of additives to the approved materials, beyond the limits specified by the manufacturer of the approved paint products, will result in immediate action under Condition 5 of the attached Conditions of Contract.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL INTERNAL PAINT BE USED EXTERNALLY.

All paints shall be of an approved brand of Australian Manufacture, delivered to the job in UNOPENED TINS. Paints shall be ready mixed except for the additives.

Paints for EXTERNAL use MUST comply with the current Government

Paint Committee's approval - "G.P.C. Approval for Exterior House

Painting Undercoating and Finishing Paints of approved

Manufacturer's Shelf Lines".

Paints for INTERNAL use must be approved by the Government Paint Committee or be covered by the Manufacturer's Certificate guaranteeing compliance with the current relevant S.A.A. Code.

Pink priming paint shall also be in accordance with the above clauses.

Metal priming paint shall also be in accordance with the above clauses.




MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP 1.08

Where, in this Specification or on the drawings, it is stated that any material or equipment shall be equal to a certain trade name, brand and/or catalogue number, it is a means of specifying the type, quality, appearance, finish, method of construction and/or performance which is required; sole preference to such material or equipment is not intended. Any alternative offered must be equal to that specified and to the approval of the Superintendent.

All materials, labour and plant shall be supplied by the Contractor. Material shall be of approved manufacture and of the best quality of their respective kinds and the work shall be executed in the best and most tradesmanlike manner.

All scaffolding, planks, ladders and similar, shall be supplied

by the Contractor for proper execution of the works and shall be to the satisfaction of the Superintendent, and shall comply with all relevant scaffold and lifts codes.




COMMENCEMENT OF WORK 1.09

The Contractor shall notify the Superintendent 48 hours prior to his commencing the work. Any works carried out prior to this notification shall not be accepted as work carried out under the terms of this Contract.




NOTICE TO OCCUPIERS OF BUILDING 1.10

The Contractor shall give occupiers of buildings at least 24 hours notice of his intention to commence work on the premises.

It is stressed that the buildings in the contract are occupied. Any inconvenience to occupants caused by work set out in the contract should be kept to a minimum.

Refusal by the occupants to permit access to the Contractor to carry out the work covered by this Specification shall be reported to the Superintendent within 24 hours.




RESPONSIBILITY & PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS 1.11

The Contractor shall give 24 hours notice to and arrange with the occupants for access to the work and with external work shall allow for bending over, staking, covering or otherwise protecting all vegetation as may be necessary for avoidance of damage and to leave same in a similar condition as when the work commenced. No trimming or pruning of trees, shrubs, plantings or other vegetation will be permitted without prior arrangement with the Superintendent. The Contractor shall take all possible care to protect internal surfaces, furnishings and furniture.




CLEANING UP 1.12

It is essential that upon the cessation of work each day, that the property shall be left clean and habitable. Any rubbish as a result of the carrying out of the work herein specified must be removed daily.




REPAIRS 1.13

All repairs to plaster, render or roughcast, shall be equal in finish to that of existing work and shall be of a minor nature. Tenderers are to allow for these repairs in their Quotations.

All such work shall be neatly jointed to existing surface in a true and tradesmanlike manner to approval of the Superintendent.




COLOUR SCHEDULES 1.14

A colour schedule for internal and external painting will be supplied to the Contractor after acceptance of Quotation.

No variation by the Contractor will be permitted without written application to the Superintendent.




EXISTING WOODWORK 1.15

(a) PREPARATION

Burn off or sand with a belt sander all crazed, drummy, blistered, defective paint or varnish over the entire surface affected.

Alternatively, paint shall be rubbed down to bare surface by approved methods. In both cases edges of remaining hard paint film must be well feathered off. All burnt-off patches shall be washed down with lime water.

Knots or gum exudations shall be cleaned off and washed with mineral turps, sand-papered down and touched up with an approved knotting varnish. Allow to dry and treat as specified hereunder

Previously painted surfaces in reasonably good condition shall be sand-papered down and dusted off.

All holes and cracks in timber shall be stopped with an approved putty.

(b) PRIMING All bare, burnt-off, stopped and knotted patches shall be primed and such priming shall be carried over the entire member where such patch or patches occur.

All holes and cracks in timber shall be stopped with an approved putty or other filler as agreed by the Superintendent.

(c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All external woodwork previously painted shall be given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of (as specified) paint in addition to the preparation and priming specified above.


NEW WOODWORK 1.16

(a) PREPARATION

New woodwork shall be thoroughly sanded down to a fine finish and all knots treated with an approved knotting preparation. (b) PRIMING All new woodwork shall be completely primed with an approved

Type 1 oil base priming paint Class B of relevant S.A.A.

Specification.

All new woodwork shall be stopped with an approved oil putty.

(c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All new woodwork shall be given one (1) undercoat and two (2) finishing coats of (as specified) paint, in addition to priming.


WALLS 1.17

(a) INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SURFACES (Roughcast, Brickwork, Rendered, Plastered surfaces, and similar) -

Surfaces, where previously oil painted, or painted with material other than oil paint, are to be thoroughly cleaned down, brushed, all loose and flaking paint removed and dusted off to approval.

Existing lime-washed, distempered and coloured surfaces, i.e. all surfaces coloured with a paint material other than oil paint, and required to be removed shall be thoroughly removed by an approved method, washed off and scraped clean.

Generally all holes, bruises, cracks, broken or crazed plaster shall be cut out and/or stopped, as necessary, with an approved patching material. All patched areas to be approved before application of any surface coating.

(b) PRIMING All bare or patched surfaces to the above shall be sealed with an approved sealer.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SURFACES (Roughcast, Brickwork, Rendered, Plastered Surfaces, and similar) -

Where these surfaces have been treated with a material other than oil paint, they shall be prepared as specified and given one (1) complete coat of an approved pigmented penetrating oil sealer.

(c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All bare and patched surfaces shall be prepared as specified and given two (2) finishing coats of a GPC approved brand of acrylic water borne paint.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SURFACES (Roughcast, Brickwork, Rendered, Plastered Surfaces, and similar) -

Surfaces where previously oil painted shall be given one (1) undercoat and one (1) coat of enamelised paint of an approved brand.

Surfaces where previously treated with material other than oil paint shall be given two (2) coats of a GPC approved brand acrylic water based paint.

FACE BRICK TRIMS

On completion of painting operations, brick plinth bases below painted, coloured or lime-washed walls shall be thoroughly cleaned down to approval with diluted muriatic acid. Remove all old paint spots before further treatment.

One (1) coat of approved weathering oil shall then be applied to the bases.

All other unpainted brick trim, including sills, reveals, chimney, chimney-breasts, fireplaces surrounds and similar shall be treated as above.




CEILINGS 1.18

(a) PREPARATION

Any smoke or grease shall be washed down with sugar soap, allowed to dry and washed off with clean water.

All ceilings shall be completely sanded as required and brushed off to approval, to remove all loose and flaking paint. All edges shall be completely and thoroughly feathered off.

(b) PRIMING All bare and patched surfaces shall be sealed with an approved sealer.

Generally, all holes, bruises, cracks, broken or crazed surfaces shall be cut out and/or stopped as necessary, to approval of the Superintendent.

(c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All ceilings shall be given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of flat oil paint OR enamelised paint where previously enamelled alternatively where ceilings were previously painted with PVA - acrylic they are to be given two (2) coats of the same material.

NOTE: Ceilings are to include all cornices and ceiling moulds.




CEMENT RENDERED FLOORS 1.19

(a) PREPARATION

Cement rendered floors where previously painted shall be thoroughly washed down with mineral turpentine and allowed to dry before further treatment is commenced.

All bare and patched surfaces shall be thoroughly cleaned down and dusted off.

(b) PRIMING All bare and patched surfaces shall be sealed with an approved sealer. (c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All cement rendered floors previously painted shall be given two (2) coats of an approved paving paint to be applied strictly in accordance with Manufacturer's instructions.


METALWORK (EXISTING) 1.20

(a) PREPARATION

Thoroughly remove all rust, loose and flaking paint by rubbing down with sand-paper, sceapers, wire brushes or other approved methods and dust off. All edges of remaining paint film are to be well feathered off. Any grease or similar substance, must be completely removed and surfaces left perfectly clean. Coat all previously rusted areas of metalwork with a tannin phosphate rust converter. (b) PRIMING All patched areas of metal work shall be given one (1) thorough and complete coat of an approved rust inhibitive metal primer. (c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All metal work as above shall be given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of enamelised paint or other specified paint.

NOTE: The above includes metal windows, metal doors and frames (excluding aluminium) and all roof valley gutters, eaves, gutters, hip and ridge coverings,

flashings, downpipes, service pipes, wrought iron work and all exposed metalwork.

Where metal flyscreens have been coated with a material other than enamelised paint e.g. bronze colour, they shall be treated as in (a) above and recoated in a material similar to that existing.




METALWORK (NEW) 1.21

(a) PREPARATION

All new iron and steel, shall be thoroughly cleaned down, and all traces of rust, mill scale, dirt, oil, grease and similar shall be completely removed. (b) PRIMING All new Iron and Steel shall be given one (1) thorough and complete coat of an approved rust inhibitive metal primer. (c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All new iron and steel shall be given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of an approved enamelised paint.

NOTE: The above includes metal windows, metal doors and frames (excluding aluminium) all roof valley gutters, eaves gutters, flashing, down pipes, service pipes, wrought iron work and all other exposed metal work.




PREVIOUSLY PAINTED GALVANISED IRON AND 1.22
ALUMINIUM ROOF SHEETING

(a) PREPARATION

Thoroughly remove all rust, loose and flaking paint by rubbing down with sandpaper, scrapers, wire brushes or other approved methods and dust off. All edges of remaining paint film are to be well feathered off. Any grease or similar substance, must be completely removed and surfaces left perfectly clean.

Coat all previously rusted areas of galvanised iron with tannin phosphate rust converter.

(b) PRIMING All bare or patched areas of metal work shall be given one

(1) thorough and complete coat of either an approved Rust

Inhibitive Primer or an approved etch primer.

GALVANISED IRON PRIMER (Specially prepared)

Where a special material has been prepared for this class of work by a manufacturer of approved paint products the following shall apply. Clean off all grease and foreign matter as described in PREPARATION. Prime with one (1) coat of an approved galvanised iron primer and allow a minimum drying period of 24 hours, or as recommended by the manufacturer of the approved paint products, whichever is the greater, before subsequent coats are applied.

Should thinning be required it shall be strictly in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

(c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All metal work as above shall be given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of an approved purpose-made roofing oil paint.

The above includes all roof valley gutters and eaves gutters. All flashings, hip and ridge coverings, downpipes and service pipes shall be given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of enamelised or other specified paint.




NEW (INCLUDING UNPAINTED) GALVANISED IRON AND ALUMINIUM ROOF SHEETING 1.23

(a) PREPARATION

New Galvanised Iron shall be thoroughly cleaned down to approval prior to further treatment.

NEW ALUMINIUM

New Aluminium shall be well etched by rubbing with steel wool and mineral turps to cut the gloss off the metal without unduly scouring the surface. Alternatively, this action may be carried out with a chemical liquid of approved brand, mixed to manufacturer's directions and applied to surfaces for the period specified by the manufacturer. The material shall then be well washed with clean water followed with methylated spirits and shall be completely dry before further treatment is applied.

(b) PRIMING GALVANISED PRIMER (Specially Prepared)

Where a special material has been prepared for this class of work by a manufacturer of approved paint products the following shall apply. Clean off all grease and foreign matter as described in PREPARATION. Prime with one (1) coat of an approved galvanised iron primer and allow a minimum drying period of 24 hours, or as recommended by the manufacturer of the approved paint products, whichever is the greater, before subsequent coats are applied.

Should thinning be required it shall be strictly in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

All new aluminium shall be given one (1) complete coating of an approved etch primer or approved specially prepared galvanised iron primer.

NOTE: Etch Primer must not be left exposed longer than 4 hours.

All new Galvanised Iron shall be given one (1) coat of an approved etch primer.

(c) SUBSEQUINT TREATMENT All galvanised iron and aluminium roof sheeting shall be prepared as specified and given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of an approved purpose-made roofing oil paint.

Alternatively two (2) coats of an approved acrylic may be used.

The above includes all roof valley gutters and eaves gutters. All flashing, hip and ridge coverings, downpipes and service pipes shall be given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of enamelised paint or other specified paint.




COMPRESSED FIBRE CEMENT ROOF SHEETING (PREVIOUSLY PAINTED) 1.24

(a) PREPARATION

All fibre cement roof sheeting whether corrugated or flat, shall have all previous paint (i.e. other than oil paint) washed off, shall be scraped, cleaned free from grease, scale and dusted off.

All fibre cement roof sheeting as above where previously oil painted shall be thoroughly brushed and cleaned down to remove all loose and flaking paint with edges well feathered off.

(b) PRIMING Priming is not applicable to fibre cement roof sheeting. (c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All fibre cement roof sheeting where previously painted with Oil Paint, shall be prepared as specified and given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of enamelised roof paint.

NOTE: The undercoat is to have approximately 25% of raw linseed oil or a percentage thereof as directed by the Superintendent.

Alternatively two (2) coats of an approved acrylic may be used subject to the approval of the Superintendent.




NEW (INCLUDING UNPAINTED) COMPRESSED FIBRE CEMENT ROOF SHEETING 1.25

(a) PREPARATION

New fibre cement (including unpainted) roof sheeting shall be thoroughly cleaned down to approval, must be free from all dust, dirt, grease or deleterious substances before subsequent treatment is commenced. (b) SEALING Sealing is not applicable to Fibre Cement roof sheeting where acrylic paint is specified. (c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All new or previously unpainted fibre cement roof sheeting as above, shall be given one (1) coat of approved cement sealer, and one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of enamelised roof paint.

Alternatively two (2) coats of an approved acrylic may be used.




COMPRESSED FIBRE CEMENT WALL SHEETING (PREVIOUSLY PAINTED) 1.26

(a) PREPARATION

All fibre cement sheeting to walls, including gutters, downpipes and eaves linings, shall have all previous paint

i.e. other than oil paint) washed off, shall be scraped, cleaned free from grease, scale and dusted off.

All fibre cement sheeting to walls, where previously oil painted, shall be thoroughly brushed and cleaned down to remove all loose and flaking paint, edges should be well feathered off.

(b) PRIMING Priming is not applicable to Fibre Cement Wall Sheeting. (c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All previously painted fibre cement wall sheeting as above, shall be given one (1) coat of approved cement sealer, and one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of enamelised paint.

Alternatively two (2) coats of an approved acrylic paint may be used subject to the approval of the Superintendent.




NEW (INCLUDING UNPAINTED) COMPRESSED FIBRE CEMENT WALL SHEETING 1.27

(a) PREPARATION

All new or previously unpainted fibre cement wall sheeting, including gutters, downpipes and eaves lingings, shall be thoroughly cleaned down to approval before subsequent treatment is commenced. (b) SEALING All fibre cement wall sheeting as above whether new or previously unpainted shall be given one (1) coat of approved cement sealer.

Sealing is not applicable to fibre cement wall sheeting where acrylic paint is specified.

(c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All new or previously unpainted fibre cement wall sheeting as above shall be given one (1) undercoat of oil paint and one (1) finishing coat of an approved enamelised paint. Cover battens where occurring are to be treated as for the relevant material.

Alternatively two (2) coats of an approved acrylic paint may be used.




MASONITE. CANEITE, FIBROUS PLASTER, GYPROCK AND SIMILAR 1.28

(a) PREPARATION

These surfaces shall be thoroughly brushed and cleaned down to remove loose and flaking paint with edges well feathered off. (b) SEALING All new unpainted and bare patches to the above are to be treated as above and given one (1) coat of an approved sealer before subsequent treatment.

All surfaces as above where previously treated with other than oil paint shall be given one (1) undercoat of pigmented sealer prior to subsequent treatment.

(c) SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT All surfaces as above shall be given one (1) undercoat and one (1) finishing coat of enamelised paint.

Alternatively two (2) coats of an approved acrylic may be used.




MOULD INFECTED AREAS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL 1.29 Shall be treated with an approved chemical to eradicate growth, thoroughly washed down with clean water and allowed to dry for a period of not less than 48 hours or as recommended by the manufacturer of the approved paint products BEFORE subsequent treatment is carried out.

All rags used in cleaning down these areas shall not be re-used elsewhere in the building, they shall be destroyed completely after use.




RE-PUTTYING OF WINDOW GLAZING 1.30

Where so directed, the Contractor shall cut out existing putty to window glazing, clean out, prime and re-putty with an approved glazing putty neatly trimmed and cut clean.

Where metal windows occur the Contractor shall, as directed, cut out putty, clean surfaces, prime with an approved metal primer, re-putty with an approved metal window putty neatly trimmed and cut clean.

Any glass broken by the Contractor during the contract shall be replaced by him at his own expense.